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Tanana Culture and History

As a complement to our Tanana language information, here is our collection of indexed links about the Tanana tribe and their society. Please note that Tananas and other American Indians are living people with a present and a future as well as a past. Tanana history is interesting and important, but the Tanana Indians are still here today, too, and we try to feature modern writers as well as traditional folklore, contemporary art as well as museum pieces, and issues and struggles of today as well as the tragedies of yesterday. Suggestions for new links are always welcome.

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Tanana Tribal and Community Websites

Tanana Chiefs Conference:
    Coalition of Athabascan Traditional Villages in the Alaskan interior.

Maps of Tanana Lands

Indigenous Peoples and Languages of Alaska:
    Map showing the location of the Tanana and other Alaska Native tribes.

Tanana Lifestyle and Tradition

Tanana Culture:
    History and traditions of the Alaskan Tanana tribe.
Tanana Legends:
    Collection of Tanana mythology and traditional stories.
Canadian Peoples: Na-Dene:
    Ethnography of the Upper Tanana and other Athabaskan nations.
Athabaskan Clothes:
    Pictures of Alaskan Athabaskan clothing, jewelry and beadwork.
Four Directions Institute: Tanana:
    Profile and historical timeline for the Tanana people.
Evelyn Alexander:
    Radio show interviewing a Tanana Athabascan woman from Minto.

Books for sale on the Tanana Indians
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Tales from the Dena: Indian Stories from the Tanana, Koyukuk, & Yukon Rivers:
    An interesting collection of Tanana and other Alaskan Athabaskan legends.
The Upper Tanana Indians:
    Classic ethnography of the Upper Tananas for sale online.
Iñuksuk: Northern Koyukon, Gwich'in & Lower Tanana:
    Book on the history of the Alaskan Athabaskan tribes.
American Indian Books:
    Evolving list of books about Tananas and Native Americans in general.

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Links, References, and Additional Information

   Encyclopedia articles on the Tanana Indians.
   Pueblo Tanana * Los Tanana:
   Information on the Tanana tribe in Spanish
   Tanana Tribe:
   Tanana links.

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